The Washington-state based Community Space Program' s full-scale,
30-foot-tall, 700-pound Honest John at Black Rock in 2004.
Four John Lyngdale experimental "O" Motors lifted the 700-pound rocket effortlessly off the pad. A second or so into the flight, eight more "G" motors positioned high up in the rocket were ignited, giving the rocket a realistic roll in flight. See photo at left. Moments later, the rocket suffered a massive CATO and was lost. Still, what an effort by all those involved. This is the edge of high-power rocketry.
Above: The Honest John is assembled in the desert.
At right: Sections of the main airframe after the CATO.